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In Alberta, Alberta landscapes, Architecture, by Hedy Bach, Colour photography, FujiX100s, Hedy Bach Photography, Imagemaker, Landscape, Words of music on 2015/07/26 at 07:00

According to Buddha

Emptiness is a mode of perception, a way of looking at experience. It adds nothing to and takes nothing away from the raw data of physical and mental events. You look at events in the mind and the senses with no thought of whether there’s anything lying behind them.

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

Hedy Bach Photography

ain’t no use in calling up your friends
ain’t no use in hiding in your bed
and ain’t no use in standing on your head
cause no new sights can fill your loneliness


Highway 39, Central Alberta ~ July 2015.

  1. Broken down sheds, pin a splendid idea. And I love the song.

    • Thanks kindly Bob 😀 I too love the song stumbled on it by accident this week and thought perhaps a good blog post song ☺️ happy Sunday to you!

  2. Great shots, Hedy!

  3. Beautiful as always!

  4. Superb images. I can feel the wind! 🙂

  5. Beautiful music and shots. What is it about seeing the places that once were occupied, but now are not– that were constructed for reasons that no longer matter, that reminds us so of this melancholy. Are these places truer now than when they were shelters for people and animals, than the days when activity swirled around them? I like to think sometimes about how the transition occurs… However it happened, the departure of the last living beings from the scene feels like it must has been abrupt…


    • thank you Michael for your comment ☺️ yes that melancholic feeling emerges deeply for me…and I too wonder about the lived experiences of Alberta farmers…compose a lovely days 😃 om ~ hedy

  6. Abandoned barn structures in the country…such a great subject for your camera, Hedy. Nice. 💕

    • thanks for saying and yes the fujiX100s with my wide angle works well with the land thanks for saying hi Van 😀 compose a lovely evening.

  7. Places like this are awesome. You did a great job capturing this one. There is a wonderful old abandoned village a couple of hours north of Quecbec City that we visited several years ago…It would be such fun to go back with my dSLR. Cheers and have a great day. =)

    • Chris thank you and one day I will get to Quebec City yet 😀 I love these abandoned spaces…always an adventure which is fun….happy day to you ☺️

  8. So poignant, an you have shown them with such respect. What catastrophe emptied them out — the Depression? And what had been the crop, requiring that line of small sheds? (SW Ontario, I’d think tobacco)

    • thank you kindly Penny it was a little find along the way to another farm event ☺️ and I know so little of the his/herstoires of these places need to think about finding owners to hear some stories but as you know the land out here is endless ☺️ happy Sunday to you…compose a wonderful week!

  9. what a fantastic collection of photos. very me.

    • thanks Gavin 😀 appreciate you saying…happy snapping of your buildings which i also love…something about the spaces we humans try to fit into…always curious…have a wonderful week!

  10. the 3rd one down, is my fave.

  11. oh I do love these images! You’ve captured a sense of abandonment but not in a negative way. The beauty here makes it okay somehow. I’d have had a hard time putting the camera down and leaving.

    • LB yes it was hard to leave…i can stay in these places for long periods of time too…i think about these spaces…and the stories that were lived…i must go back with boots on 😀 thank you for your comment have a happy day! ~ smiles hedy

  12. Growing up in the countryside, there is something romantic and deep about old barns especially if the are not quite up right ~ and with the vastness that often accompanies such environments the lyrics you have there are perfect. Cheers to a great week Hedy.

    • i’m a city woman…so these spaces do create a draw into a world i imagine…although being a settler in Alberta probably would have killed me…it’s harsh here…and yes i love music…compose a happy week Randall!

  13. This is one of my favourite series of your photographs.
    I hope somewhere sometime I thanked you for following our blog. I can’t remember 🙁
    Anyway thank you! Come on over and join the conversation.

  14. Such a lovely countryside series. Love the colors, love the old buildings that have many stories within.

    • Thanks kindly Bella and yes tough to leave as I saw endless bits and pieces to photograph…appreciate your comment too ☺️ compose a happy day!

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